The Volkswagen Ameo is being offered with a discount for INR 60,000 in Mumbai. This offer is for a limited period only. After discount, the Ameo becomes even better value for money. The Ameo is based on the Polo hatchback. Volkswagen Ameo is the compact sedan from the German car major. It challenges the compact sedan segment players in a strong way. Read further for our review of the Volkswagen Ameo, to find out how good it is.

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VW has recently also launched the Ameo Crest edition . It gets a pristine white colour, matte black roof, a stylish heritage Volkswagen side foil and detachable sun roof blinds is a perfect combination for consumers with an uncompromising attitude towards styling. The interiors have beige leather seat covers with diamond stitching.

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Volkswagen Ameo Price in India

Volkswagen Ameo Price in India

ModelPrice (on-road)
Petrol TrendlineINR 5.9 lakhs
Petrol ComfortlineINR 6.6 lakhs
Petrol HighlineINR 7.6 lakhs
Diesel TrendlineINR 7.1 lakhs
Diesel ComfortlineINR 7.9 lakhs
Diesel Comfortline DSGINR 9.3 lakhs
Diesel HighlineINR 8.9 lakhs
Diesel Highline DSGINR 10.2 lakhs

Volkswagen has got the pricing, bang on for the Ameo. What is surprising is that the Volkswagen Ameo has been priced more aggressively than the Polo.

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Volkswagen Ameo Design

VolksWagen Ameo front

From the front the Volkswagen Ameo looks identical to the Polo. The bumper’s length has been reduced by 35mm to make space for the boot. Upto the C-pillar things remain the same. Then comes a new boot. From the rear, the Ameo looks more like the Skoda Rapid. The German automaker is looking at enhancing its reach with this new compact sedan. The wheelbase is the same as the Polo and there is no other difference, expect for a new boot and different colour options.

VolksWagen Ameo rear motion

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Volkswagen Ameo Interiors

Volkswagen Amero interior

On the inside, the Ameo is offering high quality interiors. The fit and finish on the inside is good and even the look and feel of the materials. The cabin feels a bit outdated in design. In terms of features, it gets most of it. There is a touchscreen system, reverse parking camera, Apple Car Play and a lot more features. Dual airbags and ABS is a standard feature across all variants.

VolksWagen Ameo interior

The front seats are large and comfortable too. The second row gets tight on knee room and this is a drawback considering most of the competition.  Tall people might not be very comfortable at the rear. For this reason, the Ameo is a good option to buy for those who drive themselves. There is a rear AC vent in the Ameo and a bottle holder as well. The boot isn’t the largest, but the rear seats fold and this is a unique feature for a compact sedan.

Volkswagen Ameo rear seat space

Volkswagen Ameo boot
There is a large boot in the Volkswagen Ameo

Volkswagen Ameo Driving Dynamics

Volkswagen Ameo engine
Volkswagen Ameo pre-production has the 1.2-litre petrol engine

The Volkswagen Ameo is available with a 1.2-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel engine. The petrol is available with a five-speed manual and the diesel even has an option of a seven-speed DSG. The NVH levels on both the engines are a bit off. There is more than sufficient power in the petrol and the diesel is certainly a lot more powerful. The petrol engine is noisy and the diesel engine has a lot of clatter noise. Overtaking is a breeze with the diesel engine, however the petrol needs a downshift. The automatic version of the diesel is a lot more comfortable to drive and convenient to use.

Drivability is good on both. The sudden boost after 1800rpm is reveling. There is always the joy of driving the diesel engine. Also, the clutch is a tad deeper than the petrol engine. The diesel clutch is heavy, which makes it difficult to drive in city traffic.

As it is based on the same platform like the Polo and Vento, handling isn’t any problem. The ride is supple and smooth. Volkswagen has been improving the ride quality on its cars and the Ameo gets improved one too. The steering wheel is light and easy to drive in the city. The Highline variant gets leather wrapped steering wheel, which feels nice to grip.

Volkswagen Ameo gear lever
The 5-speed manual transmission

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Volkswagen Ameo Mileage

Volkswagen Ameo Mileage

Petrol13 km/l
Diesel Manual16 km/l
Diesel Automatic18 km/l

Volkswagen Ameo Dimensions

Volkswagen Ameo Dimensions

Length3995 mm
Width1682 mm
Height1485 mm

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Volkswagen Ameo Colours

There will be offered in five colours:

  1. Toffee Brown
  2. Silk Blue
  3. Reflex Silver
  4. Candy White
  5. Carbon Steel

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Volkswagen Ameo Petrol Video Review

Volkswagen Ameo Images

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